Tuesday, June 09, 2009

World-First Launch - Historical Canadian Censuses, 1851-1916

A press release from Ancestry.ca

Media Alert - World-First Launch - Historical Canadian Censuses, 1851-1916

TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - On Wednesday June 10, 2009, please join Ancestry.ca, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and His Worship David Miller, Mayor of the City of Toronto, to celebrate world-first online launch of the complete Historical Canadian Censuses, 1851-1916.

The collection, which has been fully indexed and includes original document images, contains more than 32 million names and provides an historical snapshot of the growth of our great nation, from pre-Confederation to the middle of the Great War.

Ancestry.ca will also reveal the surprising results of a national survey on Canadian identity.

  • View historical documents - including census records for famous Canadians
  • Interview descendents of early Canadian settlers
  • Speak with genealogy experts
  • Delve into online records and search your own family history

    David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
    Josh Hanna, Senior Vice President, Ancestry International
    Christopher Moore, Canadian historian, author and television
    Edward Hall and Liz Houghtling, descendents of Canadians in the Censuses

    Wednesday, June 10
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    (Speeches begin at 11:15 a.m.)

    Gallery Room
    Ontario Heritage Centre, 8 Adelaide Street East
    At Adelaide, east of Yonge Street